With Nelson Commons about to enter into the demolition/construction phase, people have been curious about opportunities for local labourers and tradespeople. There was a skilled local tradesman asking just that question in the showroom late last week.
The short answer is: YES–with a process for interested folks to follow. Because of the magnitude and complexity of this project, we are working with ITC Construction. ITC has the kind of deep experience with projects of this kind for us to feel totally confident and secure working with them. We gave you a bit of background on ITC in an earlier newsletter, and here, on the site.
ITC founder, Peter Rezansoff, was born and raised in the Kootenays. Peter still has many links to the community and the intention is to use local labour and trades wherever possible. In fact, the local construction community has a great firsthand opportunity to take part in the project through competitive pricing. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in working on the project, drop off your resume at the showroom, 621 Vernon Street in Nelson, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nelson Commons, once built, will definitely have a positive impact on our town’s economy. It’s good to know that local trades and labour will be used in the actual building as well.